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University of Nebraska Press names Ferreyra as new director

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Dan Moser, July 26, 2021

University of Nebraska Press names Ferreyra as new director

Jane Ferreyra will be the next director of the University of Nebraska Press.

Ferreyra, who will assume the job Sept. 7, has an extensive publishing background that includes 15 years as director of Wayne State University Press. Most recently she was executive director of the Hawk Migration Association of North America.

“I am honored to be returning to the world of academic publishing as the director of the University of Nebraska Press. UNP has a long, rich history of publishing stellar books and journals within the press’s areas of specialization that contribute to scholarly discourse and have regional, national and global appeal,” said Ferreyra. “It is a privilege to join this talented staff and a university that so values and celebrates its press, and I am excited to get to work to further build on its reputation and success.”

Jane Ferreyra

Ferreyra holds a master’s degree in English from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University. She also attended the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. She will replace Donna Shear who is retiring from Nebraska in August after 12 years.

Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor of research and economic development, said, “I am pleased that Jane Ferreyra was selected to lead our distinguished University of Nebraska Press. Jane’s background makes her exceptionally well-positioned to help the Press carry out its mission in disseminating important cultural works through its imprints.

“There is a special relationship between a campus and its scholarly press, and Nebraska is no exception,” Wilhelm added. “I am confident that she is the right person to continue the Press’s record of success in extending research, teaching and outreach beyond campus.” 

“I also want to thank outgoing director Donna Shear, who has served as the Press’s executive director since 2009. During her tenure, the Press celebrated its 75th anniversary and has published numerous award-winning titles that have been recognized by both the popular press and the book publishing community. Under her leadership, Donna has made sure that faculty authors have a strong campus partner committed to elevating their work.”


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